Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at my 40th bash in Londres, thanks to an IP trade with Christian, 11/10/14.
Murky chestnut brown with moderate beige edgeing.
Nose is wood fire, raisnes, smoked malt, dark fruit, nutty.
Taste comprises smoked malt, rich dark fruits, roasted tones, smoked meats, tar, faint toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid smoked affair, has held up well and drinks well below ABV, although this has likely dropped away a little.
mR_fr0g (9533) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share for Colin’s 40th. Aroma is smoked rubber, plastic. Murky brown caramel coloured pour with a small off white head. Flavou is with booze and caramel smoked malts, plastic. Tastes pretty good. Boozy, light raspberry sweet some earthy ness.
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours murky deep brown with a decent beige head. The nose is rich, sweet, smokey, sultana, raisin, candy, brown sugar and cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, brown sugar, candy, fruit cake, spice, plum skin, fig, smoked and medicine with a dry finish. Medium+finish and moderate carbonation. Nice depth. Gooooood.
BeerViking (4209) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at t’birthday, pours a soupy amber, smoked candy and ham nose, rich and smoky-sweet, earthy hops and a hint of liquorice.
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to the birthday boy. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy tan head. The nose has some smoked ham, a bit of candi sugar. Big sweet flavor, lots of honey, caramel, candied ham, cigarettes, a bit of bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with heavy smoke, more candied ham, caramel, bread, some fruits. Nice complexity.
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nip bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of peat smoke, caramel, light oak and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of peat smoke, caramel, light oak and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering peat smoke finish.
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Yespr. Drank in Avenue Hotel in CPH. Aromatic nose of smoke, wood, chocolate, soy sauce, touch of fruit. Dark brown with a lacy head, bubbles. Sweet chocolate first in the mouth, with cola, fruit, maybe orange, smoke, woody barrel. This has held upnamazingly well. Still fresh and spritzy. Smoke isnprobably less than before, but great wood flavors, chocolate, fruits, honey. Not very heavy, silky and peppery carbonation. Finish has bitter hops, roast malt, smoke, and wood. Excellent and very interesting.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nip bottle, BB 12/31/12. Poured rich reddish-amber with a short, but easily-resuscitated beige head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of campfire smoked very well integrated with darker fruits and honey.. some peppery notes around the nose.. vinous character right on the back.. loved it! The favor found tangy oak and smoke on the tip of the tongue, with honey, biscuity notes, and licorice following.. smoked malt again played well with the other components, and it gave a find grand finale (paired with a bit of barrel).. sweet and smoky on the finish, leaving excellent belly warmth. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. felt good. Loved it!
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
250mL thanks to CaptainCougar as a very generous gift for my wedding slash going away present (in addition to other wale beers). Pours a clearish, murky brown. Fizzing out tan head. No retention or lace. Low carbonation. Bottle did pop with some carbonation. Nose brings out toffee, red apple, moderate sausage, applewood smoke, thicker honey, then moves to some heavy black olive, tapenade, green olive and pimento, mild red apple oxidation. At certain points something like sharp brandy is most prominent. Taste is tangy, very papery, moderate honey sweetness. Palate is a bit syrupy, moderate ash. Overall interesting, but over the hill. GT2: 3.0
My refuse-to-rate-beer-so-help-me-god fiance says it was pretty good, lots of tobacco in finish. Aroma has some smoke but also a lot of sugar. Finishes sweet, a bit cloying. Stickier mouthfeel. biggirlpanties: 3.2
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl, retired exclusive Danish brew, with honey, thx alot to thewolf!, complex smoked brew, malty/fruity and slightly smoked/spicy, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew